Herald Boot Black Horsebutt
$1,230 USD

The Herald boot is a wholecut leather upper side zip boot.  It features a medial full length zipper.  The single piece pattern is hand blocked on hard wood to maintain proper shape on the last.

Please note that this boot is available for preorder only. Expected delivery is October. One pair per customer.  All sales final.

Herald Boot Black Horsebutt From the magazine
Leather Black Horsebutt
Construction Channelled Insole Goodyear Welt
Sole Leather
Last 2030
$1,230 USD
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Fit Our most popular last. Based on a Canadian military boot with a low profile and almond shaped toe.
  • Black Horsebutt (Japan)
  • Antique Brass Lampo Zipper
  • Vegetable Tanned Kip Lining
  • Leather Toe Puff
  • Leather Sole
  • Dovetail Heel
  • 2030 Last
  • Black Flat Welt
  • Channelled Insole
  • Goodyear Welt Construction

Shinki Hikaku is a small, family run business and is the only tannery in the world to specialize exclusively in horse leather. As such, they are able to produce extremely unique signature leathers. This version of Shinki’s Horsebutt is processed and tanned very similarly to their Shell Cordovan. It contains the Shell portion of the hide, but is processed as Horsebutt due to the smaller overall size. Requiring a full 10 months to produce, including two months submerged in pits, and three to four months of natural drying, the resulting leather exhibits a distinct grain and texture.

View our care guides

Black Horsebutt


Use our rough brush and venetian cream to keep the leather soft and shiny. View our step-by-step guide for all leathers here.




Shinki Hikaku

Packaging | All footwear ships with alternate laces, dust bags, a polishing cloth and a 1oz bottle of Viberg Shoe Cream

A tradition of quality and innovation

For over 85 years we have been handcrafting some of the world’s best footwear. Third generation family owned and operated and proudly made in Canada.

Last Guide

Our most popular last. Based on a Canadian military boot with a low profile and almond shaped toe.

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